Men’s Basketball

Todd Lee Named Men’s Basketball Coach for USD

Todd Lee Named Men's Basketball Coach for USD

VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota alum Todd Lee, who has garnered a national title and multiple championships throughout a prestigious coaching career, is returning to Vermillion to lead the Coyotes’ men’s basketball program athletic director David Herbster announced Wednesday. Lee will be formally introduced at a press conference at 1 p.m. Friday in the DakotaDome Club on the…

Sundance Wicks Leaves Northern For Missouri Western

Sundance Wicks Leaves Northern For Missouri Western

Aberdeen, S.D. – Northern State Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Sundance Wicks, has accepted the head coaching position at Missouri Western State University. Wicks spent the past two seasons with the Wolves, in his second coaching stint at NSU. “A great and well-earned career move for Coach Wicks, who will be sorely missed on campus, but always a part of…

Herbster Knows Program In Great Place Because of Smith

Herbster Knows Program In Great Place Because of Smith

VERMILLION, SD… Coyotes faithful were certainly disappointed with the news that Men’s Basketball Coach Craig Smith was leaving after just 4 years for Utah State. But Athletic Director David Herbster knows the program is in a much better place because of Smith and the new facilities where the team plays. As a result, it makes the job far more desirable….

Craig Smith Moves on to Utah State

Craig Smith Moves on to Utah State

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota head men’s basketball Craig Smith has accepted the same position at the Mountain West Conference’s Utah State. Smith spent four seasons with South Dakota tallying a 79-55 record, including a Division I-era record 26 wins this season. The Coyotes captured the 2016-17 Summit League Regular Season Championship and have played in the postseason in each…

Big Reasons for Northern’s Success This Season

Big Reasons for Northern's Success This Season

ABERDEEN, SD…Seniors Carter Evans and Logan Doyle are only a few inches shy of 7′ feet. They lead the team in rebounds and block shots. They’re a power house duo Head Coach Paul Sather is more than thrilled to have. Paul Sather, Northern MBB Coach:”When you’ve got some big guys on the floor like that.. I mean when I was…

Miracle comeback for Northern Wolves as they advance to D-II title game

Miracle comeback for Northern Wolves as they advance to D-II title game

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Multiple comebacks and a double overtime victory, propelled the No. 6 Northern State University men’s basketball team into the NCAA Division II National Championship. The Wolves defeated Queens (NC) in a late night affair on Thursday evening from the Sanford Pentagon, 105-99. With the win, NSU advances to the first NCAA National title game in school…

Northern Wolves advance to D-II title game with 105-99 Double OT win over Queens

Northern Wolves advance to D-II title game with 105-99 Double OT win over Queens

SIOUX FALLS, SD… In an amazing game at the Sanford Pentagon, Paul Sather’s team indeed extended it’s record-breaking season with it’s 36th win of the year. But the 105-99 double OT didn’t come easy in the Division II semi-finals against 2nd seeded Queens. The Wolves struggled in the first half with 11 turnovers and trailed by as many as 11…

Sather Wants Season to Continue For Northern

Sather Wants Season to Continue For Northern

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Northern Wolves play in the Division II semifinals Thursday night against Queens with the winner advancing to Saturday’s title game at the Sanford Pentagon.This NSU team has such great chemistry according to head coach Paul Sather who is having so much fun he doesn’t want the season to end. The Wolves bring a school record 35…

Doty Reflects on Graceland’s National Championship

Doty Reflects on Graceland's National Championship

KANSAS CITY… The Yellow Jackets of Graceland won their first ever NAIA National Championship Tuesday night in Kansas City, beating LSU-Alexandria 83-80 on a buzzer beating 3 point shot in overtime. It was the first time the school had even made the Division I NAIA tournament. And Alcester native Craig Doty is in just his second year with his new…

Northern Advances to Elite 8 Semi’s

Northern Advances to Elite 8 Semi's

SIOUX FALLS, SD…The final game of the day in the Men’s Division II Elite 8 was a “home game.” Northern State, who traveled just 204.3 miles from Aberdeen, SD to Sioux Falls, packed the Pentagon. In the loudest game of the day, Northern State was able to down East Stroudsburg 79-71. The Warriors’ press flummoxed Northern State in the first…

Doty’s Graceland Men Win NAIA Title in OT

Doty's Graceland Men Win NAIA Title in OT

KANSAS CITY… Graceland University hired Alcester native Craig Doty 2 years ago and his Jackets won 20 games and turned the program around instantly. 2017-2018 they kept the momentum going. An early season 93-81 win at Augustana opened plenty of eyes and the Yellow Jackets got better and better as the season progressed. They made the NAIA Division national tournament…

Wolves Have Home Court Advantage in Elite 8

Wolves Have Home Court Advantage in Elite 8

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Northern Wolves take on E. Stroudsburg University  Tuesday night at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls in the final Elite 8 game of the day. Paul Sather loves the fact that his team will have a vocal crowd on their side, but realizes once the ball is in the air the home court advantage isn’t the…

Mooney Plays With Some Swagger for USD

Mooney Plays With Some Swagger for USD

VERMILLION, SD…Matt Mooney is an entreprenuer on the court….. “Control your own destiny and you be your own boss and same way in the game. I like the moment and I like taking risks and giving it everything I got.” USD Junior Guard Matt Mooney says. …and off. “He had an idea he said to me ‘coach, what do you…

Northern Men Happy to be at Pentagon For Elite 8

Northern Men Happy to be at Pentagon For Elite 8

SIOUX FALLS, SD…The Northern State Wolves begin play in the Elite 8 Tuesday night at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. And it’s a place they have had great success after just winning the NSIC post season tournament. Paul Sather says his team has to be careful not to think of it as too much of an advantage, but knows…

SDSU Men Looking Ahead After NCAA 1st Round Loss to Ohio St

BOISE, I.D. — Though disappointment of yesterday’s 81-73 NCAA Tournament loss to Ohio State will last quite a while for the SDSU men’s basketball team. There’s a very good chance they could make the Big Dance for a fourth straight time next year and get another shot at an upset. The South Dakota State men’s basketball program are becoming regulars…

KDLT AT THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: SDSU’s Confident in Team’s Togetherness

BOISE, I.D. — The Jackrabbit men’s basketball team took on media day at the 2018 NCAA Tournament Wednesday inside Taco Bell Arena. Mike Daum, Tevin King, Reed Tellinghuisen and head coach T.J. Otzelberger answered questions from local and national media in the day’s press conference while the Jackrabbit locker room was open for media members to visit with other student-athletes and…

Northern Men Win Central Region Title

Northern Men Win Central Region Title

Maryville, Mo. – The No. 6 Northern State University men’s basketball team will be making their first NCAA Elite 8 appearance in 20 years next week, after a 90-83 victory over Minnesota State in the Central Region Championship. With the win, the Wolves improve to 34-3 overall and will head to Sioux Falls and the Sanford Pentagon. The 34 season…

Jacks Like the Matchup with Ohio State in Boise

Jacks Like the Matchup with Ohio State in Boise

BOISE, ID… The South Dakota State men are in Boise where they will play Ohio State Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. And after playing the gigantic team from Gonzaga last year, the Jacks really like this match-up a lot better. They will certainly have more room to shoot, which is something they usually do extremely well….

Northern Primed for Region Championship Game

Northern Primed for Region Championship Game

MARYVILLE, MO…The Northern men showed plenty of grit when they rallied for a semi-final victory on Sunday over St. Cloud 68-61 to make the Central Region title game Tuesday night against MSU-Mankato. And head coach Paul Sather knows it will take more of the same for his Wolves to earn a spot in the Elite 8 next week in Sioux…